Monday, December 13, 2010

Critics Choice Awards

Natalie Portman's film Black Swan topped the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards nominations, with a record 12 nominations including one for Best Picture. Additional nominations for the film included Portman for Best Actress and Mila Kunis for Supporting Actress, as well as additional nominations for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and more.

The King's Speech and True Grit each received 11 nominations. Inception received 10 nominations. The Social Network received nine, including Jesse Eisenberg's first Best Actor nomination for a film that has cemented his acting creds.

The BFCA represents 250 film critics in the United States and Canada working in television, radio, and online media. In their press release announcing the nominations, they claim their awards are the best predictors of Oscar winners:

Historically, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. All four major acting category winners at the Academy Awards in 2010 were first Critics' Choice Movie Awards winners in the same categories and were present at the January 15, 2010 ceremony to graciously give their first acceptance speeches of the awards season.

We shall see if their track record holds true. Check out the full list of nominations on their site.

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